At the time of this post, 44 years ago, there was a gunshot. The victim was civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. This assassination of a great man, dedicated non-violent activist and advocate for justice and equality affected a nation, the world as well.

Martin Luther King, Jr

By 7:05pm Memphis time, the great Martin Luther King Jr. was pronounced dead. Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. Amen!

What famous personality inspires you?

(Source material referenced for detail is http://history1900s.about.com/cs/martinlutherking/a/mlkassass.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Rest_(Prayer))

This is a simulpost of DougMullin.ca, published at http://dougmullin.ca/2012/04/pride-in-the-name-of-love/

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